Architects making a difference
“Architects don’t just design buildings. We design systems that can work equitably for cities and regions. It’s natural for us to help government leaders tackle big challenges like infrastructure, public health, security, and the environment. We apply the same design methodology, but on a larger scale.”
—Julie Hiromoto, AIA, principal at HKS
Emily Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA
Climate change & community
Getting in the Resilience Zone
Smart design is an investment in community and climate.
How High-Performance Buildings Save Money & Boost Tenant Satisfaction
How Civic Leaders Are Investing in Resilient Design to Create Safer Communities
How Chief Heat Officers & Other Civic Leaders Are Tackling Climate Change & Strengthening Marginalized Communities
How One Community United Behind Its Mayor’s Sustainable Building Initiative
Courses that fight climate change
AIA Climate Action Plan
AIA Framework for Design Excellence
Join the campaign
Show the world you’re making a difference. With your help, we can design a zero-carbon, resilient, healthy, just, and equitable future for everyone.